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Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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I have a backup job scheduled to run every Sunday at 1AM.

Restore points to keep on disk: 15
Backup mode: Reversed incremental
Perform active full backups: Monthly on First Sunday.
Veeam 5.0.2.230 64bit


Question:

In my backup folder, there are 4 VBK files on these dates: July 3, June 5, May 1, April 3. In addition there are 10 vrb files. Why are there so many VBK files? Based on my backup job settings, I only expected 2 VBK's. Does the retention policy not remove the vbk files? Now I'm out of space and need to manually delete the oldest vbk files...

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Yep, there should only be 2 VBK files. I am guessing the reason is that you have upgraded to 5.0.2.230 sometimes after May 1... go ahead and delete older backups manually. This should not be happening again. If it does, please open a support case and let us investigate.

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Thanks for the quick response Gostev. I will remove the oldest files and keep an eye on it.

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Now I'm back up to 3 VBK files and all three have a modified date of 10/3/11. Any idea why it's using three fulls when there should only be 2?

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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What is your retention policy for deleted VMs?

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Gostev wrote:What is your retention policy for deleted VMs?
Hi. It's set to 14 days. I could lower this, it's not really important. I can't remember deleting any VM's lately. There is one VM that I am no longer backing up though. Could that be why?

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Does not matter, it would have been deleted by retention from backup files, and would not hold them. Would be best to investigate this with support I think.

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Actually, after re-reading my backup policy posted above, it looks like there will actually be 4 VBK files. The job runs once a week on Sunday which means there wouldn't be 15 restore points until 4th month. The job is set to create a full on the first sunday of each month. It seems like it won't delete those since there isn't 15 restore points yet.

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Robert, according to your backup policy, you will always have at least 4 vbk's stored.

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Re: Multiple VBK files - Reversed incremental

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Uh, I missed the fact that this is not a daily job :)

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